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  •  Like my son (4.00)
    who signed up after 9/11 because he wanted to do something to feel he was fighting Bin Laden, and was quite willing to go to Afghanistan. He ended up in Iraq, but made it home without incident (other than a loss of naivete and a stunned awakening to the horrors of war on local people and culture).
    I strongly feel that if people who are military enlistment age support the war in Iraq, they need to enlist or shut the hell up about it.
    And those that did enlist, like my son, deserve to be treated like the patriots they are. Their lives are precious, and we owe it to them to fight for an end to an illegal war and an end to the morally bankrupt corporate theocracy that got them into this mess.
    •  Cmyst... (4.00)

      I have friends and former students who are either stationed in Iraq or are being told that they might be heading for Iraq. One is IRR...and I'd hoped that he'd finished his time after being in Desert Storm and Kosovo...guess not.

      I'm glad your son is back home. Make sure that he's got the support network he needs to deal with the dreams that will probably come unbidden.

      "Computer. End holographic program...Computer? Computer?"

      by kredwyn on Sun Sep 25, 2005 at 08:22:57 PM PDT

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    •  How old does one have to be (4.00)
      I wonder, to lose his naivete sufficiently to realize that all wars mean the killing, maiming, torture and displacement of innocent civilians?  Afghanis who had nothing to do with - and no knowledge of - the planning or execution of the attacks of 9/11 were caught up in our war of retaliation against the perpetrators of those attacks.

      We grow old too soon and smart too late.

    •  Your son... (none)
      ...sounds like a great guy. Please give him my thanks.

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